Yawn, unoriginal game play, low graphics but payouts are good bonuses are lacking
|Name:||Win Sum Dim Sum|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Expanding wilds||Sub-standard graphics and game animations|
|Free spins can be re-triggered||Can become boring after extended game play|
|Up to 30 free spins can be won|
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Microgaming rolled out a Chinese-themed video slots titled Win Sum Dim Sum with 9 paylines and 5 reels. If you’re wondering what Dim Sum is it’s one of China’s most popular dishes. The ingredients in this famous dish comprises of red lotus rice, har gow, chicken feet and shao mai, the same symbols can be seen across the reels along with generic card icons from 10 to Ace.
The graphics and animations that feature in the slots are best described as bland, to be honest I think the vendor could have put a lot more elbow grease into this one. That said, there are a few aspects of the game that shines through for me; it offers a house edge of 4% a return to player (RTP) of 96% and it pays a top jackpot prize of £30,000.
If you’re in the mood for a bit of Chinese food I’m sure this one will get the old taste buds tingling. The game is playable on all mobile devices and desktops be it in the free mode or for real cash. It comes with the usual wild (Bamboo Steamer) and up to 30 free spins can be won during the free spins mode.
Low-staked players can can sit down in this Chinese restaurant for a mere 9 pence up to a more robust £22.50 per spin. The coin range is 0.01 up to 5. An Auto Play feature allows you to spin the reels automatically, customization options like speed and audio settings enables you to adjust the game that suits your style of play.
The wild symbol is the Bamboo Steamer, when it appears in a winning combination it replaces the other icons adjacent to it except the scatter. During the main game if it shows up on the centre reel it expands giving you an entire wild reel. It goes without saying the icon that’s responsible for the biggest payouts during the base game is the wild. The biggest cash prize that can be won here is 1,222 your stake.
The scatter symbol is the teapot, when 3 or more of them appear it triggers the Free Spins feature giving you 15 free spins. The free spins mode can be re-triggered if an additional 3 or more scatters pop up during the free spins-up to 30 free spins can be won during this feature. Since there are no multiplier wins attached to each free spin, the wild expands when it appears on reels 2, 3 or 4. I’ve managed a win of up to 50x my stake but I must admit it doesn’t come around often.
Win Sum Dim Sum slots is not a bad game per se but it didn’t blow me away although I played it for a couple of spins. The theme is not original, the graphics and audio of the game appear a bit ‘fuzzy’. I cannot help but think that Microgaming tossed this one up into the air and hoped for the best.
To be clear, I’m not slating the slots I’m just saying that Microgaming could have done so much more. However, bland graphics or not, the expanding wild during the free spins and a few 5 of a kind wins really sets you up to win a substantial cash prize of 3,333 your stake. This is the type game you play for the payouts and not to have fun since it’s a medium variance slots.